The Warriors have been linked with a number of business possibilities involving their two lottery picks in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft.
The organization has discussed a deal with the Indiana Pacers, with Myles Turner’s Name being in those conversations, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported on Friday morning.
“They have commercial conversations, I haven’t seen a report of that, I believe I had in my story that they had had conversations with the Pacers, the Pacers were one of the most active teams, the name I’ve heard in those conversations is Myles Turner, “O’Connor said on the” NBA Mismatch “podcast.
O’Connor said the Pacers were buying Turner with a number of teams, but the Warriors have already been linked with the big man and he could make a good fit in the rotation of coach Steve Kerr.
Turner averaged 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds over 47 games last season, but led the NBA with an outstanding total of 3.4 blocks per game. Turner also shot 33.5% from a distance of 3 points with a career-high 4.4 attempts per game.
The 25-year-old is expected to earn $ 17.5 million in each of the next two seasons, with incentives that could raise the total cap to $ 18 million per year. Turner has been productive for Indiana, but with All-Star Domantas Sabonis also in the Pacers’ frontcourt, Turner’s name has been mentioned in many business conversations over the past few years.
Any trade from the Warriors’ perspective would likely have to include Andrew Wiggins for salary purposes, which could require the Warriors to add a sweetener to a potential deal. Bringing in Turner would also make James Wiseman somewhat redundant, and he would likely be included in a trade for the center if it came to fruition.
The stars of the Warriors would implored the front office consider trading the two lottery picks for a proven star to help the team return to the championship next season, and Turner on the front row could play a major role in that regard.
We’re now six days away from the start of the 2021 NBA Draft, and trade rumors will only grow louder until a decision is made … or not.